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Ep 14 - Strange New Worlds: Star Trek is Back

Fire up your warp drive and order some Postum from the replicator! It's time for a super nerdy, super Mormon discussion of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. We talk about the return to episodic storytelling, the theme of sacrifice, and which episode was based on a classic science fiction short story by Ursula LeGuin. Find out which episode disappointed us and which returning villain freaked us out. As one of our guests said, Star Trek is back!

Our Ratings: Content: Terrestrial Artistic Merit: 5 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 4 apricots

Best Books:

Carl: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin

Liz: Folk of the Fringe by Orson Scott Card (some content warnings)

Mike: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu


Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box by the Arbinger Institute

Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations (history of the concept in Star Trek)

Throwback Star Trek Episodes We Brought Up:

ST:OS "Arena" - the one where Kirk fights the Gorn

ST:TNG "The Offspring" - the one where Data creates his daughter Lal

ST:TNG "Chain of Command" - the one where Picard sees four lights

ST:VOY "Real Life" - the one where the Doctor gets a family

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Karl - Twitter: @ThatKarlPerson

Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney

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